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Who is Barbara Dossey?


With passion and a persuasive eloquence, Barbara Dossey is expanding the domain of traditional nursing. As a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement, she works to advance the practice and philosophies of holistic care, both within the health professions and in the lives of lay people. Barbara articulates how healing is promoted by attending to the delicate interaction of body, mind, and spirit, and how centuries-old concepts can be successfully applied in the care of patients and in everyday living.

As an educator, consultant, researcher, and author, Barbara Dossey profoundly alters perceptions about holistic nursing. An inspired teacher, she effectively integrates non-traditional viewpoints with a high degree of scientific awareness in her lectures worldwide. Spanning the full range of current nursing and health information, her presentations provide challenging, practical, and innovative ways to combine holistic health care with high-level wellness. From nursing association gatherings to corporate meetings—all audiences respond enthusiastically to Barbara Dossey's penetrating insights and abiding compassion.

Barbara Dossey‘s written works include:

Florence Nightingale
Mystic, Visionary, Healer

Holistic Nursing
A Handbook for Practice

AHNA Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice
Guidelines for Caring and Healing

Rituals of Healing
Using Imagery for Health and Wellness

AACN Handbook of Critical Care Nursing
WINNER: 1997 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

AHNA Core Curriculum for Holistic Healing
The Definitive Reference for Holistic Nursing Certification

Profiles of Nurse Healers
With Lynn Keegan, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN

Barbara has appeared on Integral Naked:

Health and Healing. Part 1: At the Crossroads of Integral Healthcare9/2/2009
Integral Nursing: Past, Present, and Future2/9/2004

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